It all started with Lee Davies*, on our annual church coach trip to the seaside, sometime in the early 90s. “Here, have a listen to this”, he enthusiastically commanded, shoving … Continue Reading The mixtape is dead. Long live the mixtape!
This column first appeared in The Western Mail on Saturday 22nd June 2019. As a kid, I’d watch my parents spend hours making up hanging baskets together. They’d sit on … Continue Reading On finding my green fingers…
Dear Ryan, I’m not in the habit of writing open letters to famous singer-songwriters who will never read them. But I’ve been feeling so angry, and disappointed, today. Actually, disappointed … Continue Reading Harder now that it’s over: An open letter to Ryan Adams
Here’s a little something I wrote for the Western Mail magazine on the seven deadly sins of online dating. Thanks to all my equally permanently perturbed female friends who chipped … Continue Reading The seven deadly sins of online dating
It’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had. Whether it’s been a healthy relationship is another thing. But my iPhone has been a prominent feature of my life for 10 years … Continue Reading On breaking up with my phone…
“You must REALLY love Paris to keep coming here alone”. So says Pierre (what else would he be called?), sat next to me on the Cardiff – Charles De Gaulle … Continue Reading Yay Paree: Or how I fell in love with the city of lights…
I’m sad to say that public relations has had a part to play in creating this mess. While the industry has taken positive steps to embrace transparency, we can’t pretend we’re not part of the problem.
“Nobody respects women more than me” he said in the first Presidential Debate.
It’s a treat to watch an act of this stature in this great venue, but I doubt we’ll see him back here again, as bigger things surely beckon.
Thinking of joining the seven million tourists who head to Munich during Oktoberfest? Not even sure what Oktoberfest IS? Look no further. Check out my top tips and insights into … Continue Reading Things I learned at Oktoberfest
I told James, 9, very categorically months ago that we were definitely NOT going to France for the Euros. No way. He begged and pleaded and I trotted out all … Continue Reading Wales, France and a little man inspired to dare to dream
Dear “Great” Britain, I write this on the Eurostar from Paris, after an unforgettable trip watching Wales get through to the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016 tournament. It felt like … Continue Reading Ramblings on a post-Brexit hangover and breaking up with a lover
What feels like a lifetime ago, I went on a city break to Madrid, and was amused to find that the boy had packed his running kit so that he … Continue Reading Mes que un jog: On the Barcelona half marathon
Don’t run before you can walk, they say. But if 2014 was all about finding my running feet, then the first few weeks of this year have been about finding … Continue Reading Walking back to happiness (or: Last month a Fitbit changed my life)
Last night I spent the evening with the outreach team of Streetlife, a project run by Safer Wales, to protect young people and adults in Cardiff from prostitution, abuse and … Continue Reading How one project helps keep Cardiff’s street-based sex workers safe
Only last night I was bemoaning the fact that I’ve been the world’s tardiest blogger of late, so thanks Ruth for the tag that kick-started my typing fingers. So the … Continue Reading Some Qs, Some As